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Ottawa Forest starts charging for Black River Harbor visits


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IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — Visitors to Black River Harbor will need to pay if they bring a vehicle to the harbor’s day-use area after Ottawa National Forest officials implemented a user fee for harbor visitors this week.

As of Wednesday, visitors to the harbor will have to pay a daily fee of $5 per vehicle or purchase an annual pass sticker for $30.

“The good thing about this money is that 85 percent of it is returned directly to the forest,” said Lisa Klaus, a spokeswoman for the Ottawa National Forest. “For us, that means we can put some money back int...

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